Reading Challenges

New for 2021 – Year-Round Reading Challenges!

We’ve crafted these reading challenges as a fun ways to build strong, confident readers – a wonderful foundation for any future career choice down the road.


Reading Club: K-2

Read 150 books (or listen to 150 books!) to meet this challenge!

TADL designed this challenge to assist kindergarten to second-graders with literacy development.  Your child may be able to read some of the recommended books on their own, but some are meant to be read aloud by an adult. The more opportunities you provide for these young readers to have positive reading experiences, the more likely you are to raise a lifelong reader. It’s a great idea to set aside a special reading time.

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Reading Club: 3-5

Read 50 books to meet this challenge!

TADL designed this challenge to assist third-to-fifth graders with both literacy development and a broadened selection of fiction and non-fiction book choices. It’s a good idea at this age to stick with a designated reading time when you can each enjoy your own book – but leave time at the end to ask each other questions about your reading. If you would like a list of questions to ask about your child’s book just request one at the Youth Services desk!

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“LXXV” Reading Club: 6-8 (Middle School)

Read 75 books to meet this challenge!

TADL designed this challenge to motivate middle schoolers to read engaging and challenging fiction and non-fiction books. Our book list encourages students to read across a variety of genres and styles as well as encouraging continued literacy development, comprehension, and perspectives. In addition, students may self-select books to read. Throughout the challenges, our goal is to continue to foster a love of reading. This is especially important at this critical stage!

  • Use these handy digital lists to find our recommended books.

Enroll in the program here 

After enrolling online you can record your reading in the online program or stop by Teen Services at the Main Woodmere location to pick up a bullet journal for a more creative way to track your reading. Bullet journals will be available starting September 7th, 2021.

Download a middle school program poster  or download the middle school brochure set.

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“The C” Reading Club: 9-12 (High School)

Read 100 books to meet this challenge!

This challenge is designed to help you continue building a love of reading and to encourage reading as a leisure activity. We’ve built a rating system into the program, so that readers can leave feedback on book selections, and see recommendations from others. You can read from our recommended list or choose your own titles. Our list will offer a wide selection of high-quality, irresistible books to build a strong foundation for our leaders of tomorrow.

Find recommended books in our collection using these digital lists:

Printout a paper copy of these lists here: HS List One, HS List Two, HS List Three, HS List Four.

Enroll in the program here 

After enrolling online you can record your reading in the online program or stop by Teen Services at the Main Woodmere location to pick up a bullet journal for a more creative way to track your reading. Bullet journals will be available starting September 7th, 2021.

Download a high school program poster.

Visit our Teen page for more fun activities!